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If we're talking about dead people or bands that will never reform (ahem...), the list is endless. Among the living, though, I'll say And Also The Trees is at the top of my list. They haven't done a US show since 1991.
To hear "Lady d'Arbanville " live would be quite spine tingling. I'm not sure if the band are still around. ( I haven't yet Googled). Good choice.
me too fred me too but i wasnt driving to chicagos riot fest to do it, to busy. in typical fashion paul decides to reunite the band at riot fest lol. so weird but very paul. do you ever list to his solo stuff. 14 songs is like the replacements album that never was (much much better than all shook down). mono was also amazing as well and so was the last one which i cant remember the name of right now). the last solo album had "is it suicide if its done in self defense" which is a song i love to death no pun intended.
I'm a huge 'Mats fan. I went to RiotFest to see them last year and it was awesome (I had seen them in post "Bob" incarnations in the past). Also have seen Paul on 2 solo tours.
They are playing around, you should see try to see them. I know they are playing in NYC which isn't too far from Philly!
did you guys get the book all over but the shouting? i was disappointed and didnt think it held up to our band could be your life which has a great section on them. would love to see either paul or the mats, nice, play but i just have to make it work in terms of timing. after pleased to meet me they were pretty well produced from that point onward. if you do want something less produced but still with all of the spirit of the mats try mono, double album, fred as he recorded that one at home in his basement. its tied as my fav solo album by paul with 14 songs. 14 songs lyrically is the most witty funny clever paul album imo (five min of silence and chop shop. its also beautifully emotive with songs like black eyed susan and first glimmer of light. love that album to death and it still bleeds that unpretentious intelligence (Comic books, the Bible, road maps, pornography, anything you wanna read, go out and sit in a field sometime). tommys solo album is also surprisingly good and it reminds me of paul of course.
hey fred did you go the record store in hamden, enjoy your time in baltimore?
descendents, screeching weasel, nick cave, and fields of the nephilim
FinALLy (see what I did there?)
got to see Descendents in 2011 at Riot Fest. It was great but man, I’d love a non-fest set but it seems like all they really can do at this point is big festivals due to scheduling, etc. Despite touring so much in the 90’s and early 00’s, I’ve yet to see ALL so I’d love to do that.
Saw Screeching Weasel twice, first in 2010 with the reunion lineup pre SXSW and then again this past June. Both times were GREAT. They sound amazing, definitely go if they come to your area.